Re: I got baby shamed
30 is not old. I had my first child (of 7 pregnancies) at 35 and my last at 43. We didn't use birth control, or medical help getting pregnant, it just worked out that way. I didn't buy into the medical profession's theory that I was old and decided to "pass" on the down syndrome test for every single pregnancy, because no way was I going to abort a child for any reason.
We have 4 healthy children, from 14 to 21. I'm glad I didn't have children earlier, because I wasn't mature enough to be a good mother, and i was definitely focused on my schooling...plus I wasn't married anyway!
I left my career to raise and homeschool our children, although that wasn't the plan in my 20's...I was going to be a career woman!
Ignore the judgemental family. Live your life. Do what works for you.
Try to not be sensitive, and to not take their ignorance personally. If you are confident, and realize that what they say is coming out of their own (small) minds and lives, you don't have to take it on....although it does grate on the nerves when judgementalism and ignorance are pushed as undisputed fact.